For Immediate Release

Date: December 20, 2008
From: PEL Associates
Tel/Fax: (860) 448-6522

PEL Attends DOD Annual SBIR Conferences

Groton, CT - PEL Associates attended the recent Beyond SBIR Phase II Conference in Palm Desert, CA, and the Annual SBIR Conference in Hartford, CT. The former event was by-invitation for selected small businesses that had completed a Phase II SBIR Project and were candidates for Phase III Commercialization. Both events were sponsored by the US Department of Defense (DOD). In attendance were senior technology officers of the major prime defense contractors and DOD agencies.

Dr. Mort Wallach, President of PEL Associates presented poster overviews of PEL technology and applications, and had two full days of one-on-one matchmaker meetings with defense industry officials and government agency representatives at each meeting. Prime Contractors considered potential business partnerships to compliment small business technology portfolio and extend its R&D efforts. Government leaders sought innovative cutting edge technologies that fit acquisition program needs.

Power Point Posters and Quad Charts of advanced PEL technologies included smart micro-sensor and coating applications for submarine detection, port security, and ship antifouling and aircraft deicing. PEL Associates is located at the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT.

PEL Associates ( provides new and novel technology and systems engineering for industrial, marine, defense, and homeland security requirements. Recent activities focus on new chemistry systems frequently keyed to new designs providing innovative functionality. PEL has served over 200 clients and several Connecticut companies including Sikorsky Aircraft, United Technologies, and Electric Boat, as well as DARPA, NAVAIR, and ONR.

Morton L. Wallach, President